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Ballad of Descent (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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Martin and Tomas leave Prague on Christmas Day for "that other country." Although their destination is the mountains, their departure has been initiated by a search for their own identity--people in their country have become alike, losing their individuality and becoming products of a totalitarian regime. The pair become the guests of a high school teacher, but Martin falls in love with the teacher's daughter only to lose her in a police suppression, and the Other Country is revealed as a merciless machine of oppression that throws its people into despair.

About the Author

Martin Vopenka was born in 1963 and studied nuclear and physical engineering at Prague's Charles University.  His first noovel, Kameny z hor (Rocks from the Mountains), was published in 1989.   

Table of Contents

Foreword by Karen von Kunes

First Act     Without Divine Omens

Second Act     The Town Encountered at Sunrise

Third Act     In the Name of the Dove

Fourth Act     Naked Day

Fifth Act     The Dance of the Wolves

Sixth Act     Remu

Seventh Act     The Touch of Snow

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810112537
Translator:
Bryson, Anna
Foreword:
Von Kunes, Karen
Foreword by:
Von Kunes, Karen
Foreword:
Von Kunes, Karen
Author:
Vopenka, Martin
Author:
Bryson, Anna
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Writings from an Unbound Europe Paperback
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
19950719
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8 x 4.75 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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